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The robotics team at Bishop Blanchet is a way for students to get hands-on experience designing, building, coding, and collaborating in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields with working professionals.  The main focus of the team is to participate in the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), which pits robots from different schools against each other on a basketball-sized court! The game rules and challenges change every year, and participation at these events regularly packs the biggest indoor HS venues in the state!

Members of the team will have opportunities to learn everything they would need to know at a small engineering/tech startup.  Students do not need to come with any knowledge, just a passion in a subject. We offer lessons on 3d CAD modeling, electrical wiring, computer coding, metal forming and fabrication, designing, prototyping, the list goes on. We are also interested in those with a strong artistic/graphic design background to integrate the CyBear theme into the design of the robot, which has won the Imagery Award at every competition we have competed in. 

Most of the above skills will be taught by a combination of students, supported by mentors who work in those fields during the fall pre-season. Jan-Mar marks the official FRC season, where the team will be presented a novel challenge and given 6 weeks to design and build the robot to compete against other high schools in Washington and hopefully qualify for the PNW Regionals!

If you're interested in participating, reach out to Coach Kyle McCausland. No experience needed!

When and Where the Team meets:

During the fall, the team meets every Tuesday and Wednesday from 230-TBD, with pre-season competitions setting the time schedule.  The main season is January-March with the team meeting Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 230-8 and two Saturdays per month from 10-4.  Students are not required to attend all meetings or stay the entire time, but those who contribute significant efforts have the opportunity to letter!

Captain: Nathaniel Morris

Vice-Captain: Simeon McAdams

Moderator: Mr. Kyle McCausland,

Members of the Robotics team in front of mural

Cybears bring home first place in Imagery at World Competition

CyBears take first place in Imagery

Robotics take home first place at World Competition, in Imagery and Design

Our robotics team, the CyBears, continues to set records and earn awards this year - qualifying for Districts for the first time in school history, and then qualifying for World Competition in Houston, Texas! The team took home first place in Imagery and Graphic. So yes, we have the best looking 'bot in the world! Way to go CyBears!